Top 10 Transfer Deadline Day Flops
Fans around the country will be hoping that their club will have a thrilling transfer deadline day and bring in a star player to change their season. However, before you demand action in the market have a look at these 10 flops that made moves just before the transfer window slammed shut.
10. Paul Konchesky – Fulham to Liverpool 2010
The England international was a very solid performer at left-back for Fulham but became the target of some serious hatred at Anfield during Roy Hodgson’s regime at Liverpool. He only cost around £4million but for his 15 league appearances in red this still represented poor value for money.
9. Andre Santos – Fenerbahce to Arsenal 2011
The “left-back” will be seen as many as the archetypal Brazilian defender, i.e. he has no interest whatsoever in defending. The Brazil international became something of a figure of fun with his hapless performances for the Gunners and has since been shipped back to Brazil.
8. Roman Pavlyuchenko – Spartak Moscow to Tottenham Hotspur 2008
Maybe not quite as disastrous as some others on this list but after joining for a fee of £13.7million it is safe to say that more was expected of the Russian. He never really secured a regular place in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane and returned to Russia with a worsened reputation.